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Today in civil rights history: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss

Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.


Jews, the civil rights movement, Israel: hot topics in Open HIllel tour

In each of the campuses where they refused Open Hillel's request that we vets be permitted to speak, the Open Hillel students arranged alternative campus venues.


Connecticut activists mark Freedom Summer anniversary

The powerful presentation and discussion involved sharing of Mississippi experiences, and throughout the leitmotif repeated: "Organize! Organize! Organize!"


"Workers' rights same as civil rights," says actor and activist Danny Glover

"Well first of all, I have been involved with issues about labor for a great deal of my life, I come out of a union family and my mother and my father were very much involved in organizing."


“Jackson, hell yes:” Chokwe Lumumba elected mayor

The right wing's Southern strategy can only be defeated by a progressive Southern strategy.



Today in women's history: Long live Fannie Lou Hamer

On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.


Oil barge crashes, leaks into Mississippi River

Cleanup crews rushed to clean up the mess the following day, and are continuing to skim oily water off the river.


Big win for women in Mississippi, but downsides too

The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.


Initiative 26: life-threatening proposition for Mississippi women

The legality of abortion has remained a hot topic in American politics, the most recent incarnation of which is the "personhood" initiatives.


Mississippi is still burning, vicious murder shows

This crime, tragic and vile as it is, seems to only be the latest example of long-standing racism that appears to permeate Mississippi to the core.

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